Ascension Myths — 5 Comments

  1. Isaiah? Do you mean, maybe, Enoch or Elijah? Or am I missing something obvious?

  2. Mikespeir,

    Thanks for the tip. I mistakenly put Isaiah in the image. I had found an image incorrectly titled on the internet. I just confirmed the image and corrected my label to Anoch. That particular image (God took Enoch) is from Figures de la Bible (1728) by Gerard Hoet for Genesis 5:24
    And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. (KJV)

    I’m not sure if the figure shown is supposed to be God or Enoch. I’m assuming Anoch.

  3. You could add the prophet Elijah, taken up in a whirlwind. Many people mistakenly think he rode a fiery chariot to heaven, since riding in them is what chariots are for, although the text is clear that the chariot merely separated Elijah from his protege Elisha.

    2 Kings 2: 11: And it came to pass, as they [Elijah and Elisha] still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

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